Everyone deserves treatment who has HIV. When a person is treated for HIV there's no discrimination against them as to how they got it, but it's important for doctors to know. And nobody deserves to die from it. Ryan White would be over 40 by now but he only lived to be 18. Two of those three brothers who were HIV positive didn't live long. Have a little empathy. Would you want your child dying before you just because he got a tainted blood transfusion? When people willingly have sex or share needles that is the lifestyle they chose for themselves, they agreed to it. If you're in your car driving and a drunk driver hits your car and kills or paralyzes you, you are an innocent victim. You don't seem to understand what innocent victims are. Think outside the box, outside of your world.
Rock Hudson was a great looking guy, a good actor, and people who knew him loved him. He did put a face on AIDS but if he were living today I think he'd be horrified with how things have gone in the gay community. In 2015, 30 years after his death, HIV infections rates for adult gay men are at 20%, higher than they've ever been and higher than any other group of people. It doesn't appear Rock's last message worked.
First your math is horribly flawed.
U.S. YEAR-END STATISTICS
254,147 cases of AIDS reported to date
360, 909 cases of AIDS reported to date
That's 106,762 in one year. Now it is around 50,000 every year. Maybe you are confused. People with HIV are living with the disease a lot longer. 1.3 MILLION are alive and WELL.
You say "When a person is treated for HIV there's no discrimination against them as to how they got it
, but it's important for doctors to know." (Again utterly absurd, I've 'fired' doctors for ignorance, presumptions, and stigma) Then you go on to compare HIV people to being drunk drivers? I am not mentally impaired. HIV is not illegal. HIV is not an inherent danger.
Someone awhile back referred to me specifically as being a loaded gun. Which is absurd since I'm undetectable. But that sort of pigeon holing and discrimination is rampant.
You are implying I lack empathy. I have more empathy than you could possibly imagine, but I don't leverage it, making one worse or better. Have you ever been to an AIDS hospice? Have you ever looked into the eyes of your best friend and knew they were not his? The disease took out every spark of life in him, long before he actually died. Michael was the perfect Mormon boy, 20 when I met him. Curly blond hair and blue eyes. 29 when he died.
Have you ever laid in bed with a dying man to comfort him? He was 6'2" and 210....wasted to 120 lbs. I never thought for a second about 'guilt' and he's the ex who gave me HIV.
You don't have empathy. You are using them as chess pieces in a game that had no winners.